How to apply


Admissions of New Students

Applying to Dubai Arabian American School requires applicants to go through two phases: the academic assessment and the interview.

If the applicant passes the academic assessment, he or she will be interviewed by the school Principal or designee. The interview aims at evaluating the applicant’s personality, attitude and communication skills, in order to identify or detect any risk of behavior challenges. The interviewers will pay attention to the following:

·         Speech

·         Communication skills, social skills and behavior

·         Problem solving skills and critical thinking


Admissions Procedure

1.    Contact the school

By contacting the school at +971 4 288 2222 or clicking here.

Parents can inquire about registrations or apply by filling the application form in the link above.


 2.    The Registration Form:

The Registration Form can be obtained from the Registrar's Office or filled online.  Once the registration form is filled out and signed by parents for every child applying to the school, an assessment fee of AED 200 will be charged per applicant, as a pre-requisite to taking the Admissions test.


3.    Admissions Test

The registrar will schedule an appointment for your child’s admission tests. Applicants for KG 1 & KG 2 are interviewed and assessed thoroughly by one of our KG class teachers, for language skills, cognitive, social, physical and emotional development, both in English and Arabic [exemption from the Arabic Assessment if the applicant has a non-Arab nationality].


Applicants for Grades 1 to 12 are required to sit for an admissions test. This test is computerized and covers Reading and Language skills, in both English and Arabic [exemption from the Arabic Assessment Exam if the applicant has a non-Arab nationality] in addition to Computation and Problem-Solving skills in Mathematics. In order to guarantee a time slot for the admissions test, please note that applicants need to submit their ID card, in addition a fee of AED 200.


4.    The Interview Process

Shortlisted applicants will be scheduled for an interview with the Principal or a designee. At this stage, all applicants will be required to submit all the required documents, prior to the interview. If the applicant does not submit all the required documents at this stage, then the interview will not be conducted.




5.    Documents required

To officially register your child, visit the school's Registrar's Office and have the following documents with you:

1.      Letter of Acceptance

2.      An amount equal to 30% of the tuition fees as registration fee per applicant.

  1. Three recent passport photos
  2. Copy of passport (student, father and mother)
  3. Copy of the student’s birth certificate
  4. Copy of residence visa (student, father and mother) if applicable
  5. Copy of immunization/vaccination record
  6. Copy of Transfer Certificate if applicable
  7. Copy of the Applicants End of Year or Most Recent School Report
  8. Original UAE Identity Card for students and parents to be brought to Registration Department.


6.    Acceptance Letter

Once the interview has been completed, parents of successful applicants will be contacted by email via the admissions office, to finalize the registration procedure. A letter of Acceptance, signed by the Principal, will be issued by the admissions office to the parents of successful applicants.


7.     Medical Form

Parents of accepted applicants must fill and sign the Medical Form, which can be obtained from the Registrar's Office.


8.    Transportation Form

Parents who are interested in school transportation can fill the Transportation Form, which can be obtained from the Registrar's Office. Transportation can be provided by the school if the area is covered by the bus route.


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